He That Has Ears To Hear, Let Him Hear
(Matthew 11:15-30)
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)

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It is one thing to see the kingdom of God [John 3:3], it is another to enter into the kingdom of God. [John 3:5]

Apathy may result in our American descendants becoming unrepresented UN drones. The choice is either a government of, by, and for the people, or a government of, by, for an unelected UN Security Council.

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
Joseph Story

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued, but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
Samuel Adams

If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the constitution framed by the Convention . . . might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.
George Washington

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.
Patrick Henry

The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue; and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty. They will only exchange tyrants and tyrannies.
John Adams

The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.
John Quincy Adams

No power over the freedom of religion is delegated to the United States by the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson

We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.
James Madison

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt

The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.
John F. Kennedy

We have explored the temple of Royalty and found that the idol that we have bowed down to has Eyes which see not, Ears that hear not our Prayers, and a heart like the nether millstone. We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom alone all men ought to be obedient; He reigns in Heaven, and with a propitious Eye beholds His subjects assuming that freedom of thought, and dignity of self direction, which He bestowed upon them. From the rising to the setting Sun, may His Kingdom come.
Samuel Adams, August 1, 1776, A day before signing the Declaration of Independence.

A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
 Thomas Jefferson

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
 Romans 14:17

 Therefore, the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore, justice comes out perverted.
Habakkuk 1:4

 The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.
Congress 1782

I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator. 
Thomas Jefferson, Chairman of the American Bible Society

Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3, and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.
Harvard University Student Handbook, rule No.1, 1636

Sin hinders prayer. Prayer hinders sin.

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You: because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3

 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Matthew 22:29

 Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6b

 Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn

  Are we reaping what has been sowed for decades, by removing Christ and the virtue of the founders of America from the classroom and higher education.

Whereas, it is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon.
Abraham Lincoln

The most effectual means of securing the continuance of our civil and religious liberties, is always to remember with reverence and gratitude the source from which they flow.
John Jay

 A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.
 President Gerald Ford

 The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

 God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Daniel Webster

Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.
Ronald Reagan

 Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Benjamin Franklin

 The world is a dangerous place to live not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Albert Einstein

 'Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12

 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Matthew 24:35

 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18

 God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:24

It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:63

Satan breaks into your life to destroy it, Jesus knocks and asks if you want eternal life.
John 10:10, Revelation 3:20

For every one that does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:20

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8

Salvation is not just something God gives you that is going to bless you after you die, it is having the presence of the lord now.
John G. Lake

For by grace you are saved through faith and it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 28

...flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Corinthians 15:50

What we do with Him now, we will be for all eternity. In His eternity He came to die our death and give us His eternity. His eternity requires no sun or moon or seasons or days. His is an eternal day without time. He is the Light. He is the source of all our needs. In Him is no darkness. As we have the light of the sun, we can also have the light of the Son. One provides for the natural, One for the spiritual.
Charles S. Price

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
Matthew 11:25-26

'Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
Romans 10:17

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Acts 19:2

For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Acts 1:5

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.
Romans 8:11

We stand together as we did two centuries ago, One people under God determined that our future shall be worthy of our past.
President Reagan

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mohandas Gandhi

Apathy diminishes government of, by, and for the people and begets socialism and anarchy and a cradle-to-grave-nanny-state of drones ruled by tyrants.

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.
Thomas Fuller

The guiding principle of this Nation has been, is now, and ever shall be IN GOD WE TRUST.
John F. Kennedy

You leave out God, and you substitute the devil.
Winston Churchill

Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue.
John Witherspoon

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democracy without God is mans worship and elevation of himself and his own intelligence or humanism, where man becomes his own measure for morality, judgment, and justice.
Myles Munroe Kingdom Principles

Jesus is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all.
Myles Munroe

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
Augustine of Hippo

To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.
John F. Kennedy

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine

God is limited by only two things: unbelief and a lack of prayer.
John Wesley

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
 Groucho Marx

When the Light is absent, darkness inevitably is present.

When moral virtue is absent, secular humanism is present.

When moral righteousness is absent, evil is present.

When responsibility and discipline is absent, political correctness is rampant.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters
Benjamin Franklin

 Destroy the family, and the society will collapse.
Nikolai Lenin

The culture of this nation is being dismantled, brick by brick, but so gradually that many will not notice until the walls start to sag -- just before they cave in.
Thomas Sowell

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.

He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy, for the worst of them all: the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller

There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
William Halsey

One of the troubles with humanity is that it is oftimes too lazy to do its own thinking.
Charles S. Price

Reason had overthrown faith, and had defeated the purpose of God.
Charles S. Price

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
Dave Barry

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
 Dante, The Inferno (circa 1315 A.D.)

Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you.
Benjamin Franklin

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Charles de Gaulle

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

Society without religion is like a ship without a compass.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Silence isn't golden. It's yellow.
Zell Miller

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
William F. Buckley Jr.

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

Not everybody wants to call sin 'sin'! Some call it mischief. Some call it rebellion. And hardly anybody can agree where we should draw the line. ... Our courts are ... trying to define pornography, yet moral law is very specific to any reader of God's Word.
Paul Harvey 

The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights...The time is come...to hear about responsibilities...
U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

The happiness of man as well as his dignity consists in virtue.
John Adams

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose. Oh, that God would make me more fruitful. 
David Brainerd

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it.
American writer Elmer Davis (1800-1858)

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
Charles-Louis De Secondat

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln

The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue;
and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now,
they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.
They will only exchange tyrants and tyrannies.
John Adams

Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.
James Madison, the Primary author of the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.
Patrick Henry

[W]hen all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things,
shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power,
it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, 1821

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.
Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.
James Madison, Federalist No. 45

Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.
Benjamin Franklin

Public apathy is more powerful than public opinion. There's more of it.
Dr. Jim Boren

If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.
James Madison

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.
French Algerian author Albert Camus (1913-1960)

God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.
Charles Finney

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
Billy Sunday

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th century historian

Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die.
Joe Louis

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Sir Winston Churchill

We've gotten to the point where everybody's got a right and nobody's got a responsibility.
Newton N. Minow

Abortion stops a beating heart.
National Pro-Life Alliance

The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
George Orwell

“Out of faith in God, and through faith in themselves as His children, our forefathers designed and built this Republic.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower, in remarks broadcast from the White House, Feb. 7, 1954

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